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Doctor insights on: What To Do When Your Glands Are Swollen

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How do you know if your glands are swollen under your chin?

How do you know if your glands are swollen under your  chin?

Evaluation by a : Doctor. If you think there is a swelling in the neck, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

What can cause a swollen lymph gland?

Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can cause swelling: lymphoma or metestatic turmors. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

How can I reduce swollen lymph glands?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: First step see your doctor, after an exam and labs he then will advise you on best treatment and follow up. With out this evaluation you don't know what your dealing with. ...Read more

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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Can a swollen pituitary gland be serious?

Can a swollen pituitary gland be serious?

Yes : An "swollen" pituitary gland could be serious and medically followed up by the appropriate specialist, usually an endocrinologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swollen neck gland?

What to do if I have a swollen neck gland?

See physician: A swollen nodule in the neck could be a lymph node or a host of other conditions. See your physician if this does not improve within a week. ...Read more

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So how can you tell if your glands swollen?

So how can you tell if your glands swollen?

Glands: Lymph nodes typically cannot be felt if they have never been involved in an infection. So if you can feel them then they are swollen. ...Read more

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Why is one of my glands swollen and painful?

Possible infection: Swollen lymph glands that are painful are usually a sign of infection or inflammation. In the groin it could be due to a small infection on the foot. In the neck, a throat , dental, allergy or virus. The infections could be viral or bacterial. Sometime just irritation nearby can do it. Rarely cancer can be possible. Get checked out. ...Read more